Five challenges in the design and practice of implementation science trials for HIV prevention and treatment
Speaker: James Hargreaves, professor of epidemiology and evaluation, LSHTM
Time 12:45–14:00 GMT
Venue: LG 81, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT
James Hargreaves (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) will discuss challenges with conducting rigorous trials in the field of HIV prevention and treatment and how to solve them.
It is a global priority to identify the most effective programme implementation strategies that strengthen the HIV treatment and prevention cascades in Africa. There is a big role for rigorous trials that compare outcomes under different strategies. However, there are multiple challenges that those undertaking trials must address, including feasibility, context- and policy-relevance, usefulness, and rigour. James Hargreaves will discuss these challenges (and some possible solutions), with examples from the field of HIV prevention and treatment.
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